WOSU News Archives For: August 6, 2012

Trade Group Starts Web Site For Ohio Oil, Gas Jobs

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The Web site went live Monday morning with links to about 20 companies looking for employees in Ohio's Utica Shale region.
12:59PM
August
6, 2012

The Web site www.eidohio.org offers links to companies looking for workers in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.

Conference To Address Increased Pill Abuse By College Students

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Kenneth M. Hale, an assistant dean at OSU's College of Pharmacy, says college students are increasingly turning to prescription stimulants, sedatives and painkillers to cope.
7:55AM
August
6, 2012

A conference this week at Ohio State University seeks to stem what officials say is a growing epidemic of prescription drug abuse on campus.

Democrats Call For Criminal Investigation Of Heffner

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Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Stan Heffner.
7:15AM
August 6, 2012

Ohio’s top education official resigned Saturday amid ethical questions about his work for an educational testing contractor. Now Democrats are calling for a criminal investigation.

Locked Away: The Misuse Of Seclusion Rooms In Ohio Schools

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Brendon Spencer says he was secluded several times at his elementary school south of Cleveland. He's since transferred out of the district.
6:28AM
August
6, 2012

An investigation by Ohio public stations and the Columbus Dispatch shows rooms meant to keep students safe and help them calm down are often misused for punishment.

Road Trip: Cleveland’s Little Italy Neighborhood

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Locals in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood play bocce, a game that involves players throwing colored balls as close as possible to a white cue ball.
5:00AM
August
6, 2012

Every week this travel season we’re taking you on a road trip to an interesting but often-overlooked part of Ohio. This week’s we’re heading to Cleveland to explore the city’s Little Italy neighborhood.